(Topic ID: 78436)

List of what inspectors inspected which machines?


By BadBrad97

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    This probably a strange question but, is there a list someplace of which inspectors actually inspected each machine or worked at the factories during which years?

    The reason I ask, is if you are doing a full restore and want the correct inspection stickers.....

    #2 5 years ago

    I only collect games inspected by S. Castillo. He is the man!
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    #3 5 years ago

    That'd be nice to have a list of all the possible inspector names and/or numbers. That way, when games get restored, they're not all "Inspected by 5", due to there being only one type of sheet of resto decals sold.

    #4 5 years ago

    Some old Bally em's said "Inspected by Mr. Malec". His first name was Ted even though it is not on the Bally Quality checked label. He worked on Belmont until the late '70's. There's one for you.

    #5 5 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Some old Bally em's said "Inspected by Mr. Malec". His first name was Ted even though it is not on the Bally Quality checked label. He worked on Belmont until the late '70's. There's one for you.

    That a start. We now have Mr. Malec and S. Castillo!!

    #6 5 years ago

    S. Castillo can suck it, LOL

    I only collect games inspected by this guy:

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    I think your idea is pretty cool though. For the meticulous restoration indeed!

    Chris

    #7 5 years ago

    A few years ago on rgp there was a discussion/thread where a claim was made that games inspected by a certain person (who I cannot remember) where better quality (higher price) because he was more thorough......

    #8 5 years ago

    My High Speed was inspected by F. Hard. not sure I want my machine "F'd Hard" before I got it, but oh well.

    #9 5 years ago

    Seriously though, I can check out my games tonight for you.

    Chris

    #10 5 years ago

    It might be cool if there was a thread or a database we could reference.

    #11 5 years ago

    Some WoZ owners who experienced light tube alignment issues with LED boards would be interested in the inspectors of their machines.

    #12 5 years ago

    Many of the gottliebs I've had have been stamped with the inspector's name and id number.

    #13 5 years ago

    The real golden one is a 1987 "Raul".

    You can't fake those though, they smell like bacon and strippers. It was the natural aroma that Raul gave off.

    #14 5 years ago

    Looks like all my Bally/Williams games were inspected twice, of mine only two still have both stickers. Since I haven't bothered to clean the lock bar assembly on my games you can clearly see where the missing inspection sticker was. Not even sure where to find it on the Segas. Here's a list just for fun.

    Fish Tales: ?, W. Feliciano
    Funhouse: M. Balcazar, J. Santiago
    Demo Man: ?, ?
    Getaway: D. Goggins, S. Castillo
    Congo: ?, I. Cabalerro 8757
    Black Rose: ?, ?

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from FlipperMagician:

    Getaway: D. Goggins, S. Castillo

    I have found Mr Castillo's label on more than one of my top games.

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    #16 5 years ago

    This thread wins the prize for the most anal retentive idea/question ever!

    I find it odd that people would be so anal retentive as to want to make sure the inspection sticker is there and reflects the proper name but will re-rubber their entire machine the wrong color and replace the authentic bulbs with blinding LED's.

    And in typing this out, I realized I've just become a crabby old man!

    #17 5 years ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    The real golden one is a 1987 "Raul".
    You can't fake those though, they smell like bacon and strippers. It was the natural aroma that Raul gave off.

    My aunt's Addams Family was inspected by Raul which, of course, quintuples its value.

    #18 5 years ago
    Quoted from MXV:

    I find it odd that people would be so anal retentive as to want to make sure the inspection sticker is there and reflects the proper name

    Agreed, though I still found this interesting for some reason. As long as it's not covered in some sticky, mystery goo I could really care less what my lock bar assembly looks like.

    I'd post pictures but some of these types might faint at the sight of it, and when they wake up tell me the best way to clean them.

    #19 5 years ago

    My Jack-Bot has S. Castillo

    #20 5 years ago

    D Goggins is a familiar name i see on a lot of yellow stickers.

    #21 5 years ago

    Raul is legendary. Sadly he must have been off on the day my TAF was made.

    #22 5 years ago

    Here are the stickers that are on my machines (the ones that have stickers anyway). I am embarassed that some are filthy, LOL

    Tales of the Arabian Nights:
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    Black Knight:
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    Black Knight 2000:
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    Game Show:
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    Revenge From Mars had 3:
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    Chris

    #23 5 years ago

    Wow. Everyone else gets a byline. That guy over there on Black Knight? He's just #3.

    #24 5 years ago

    My STTNG had three inspectors. Probably because S. Castillo had the day off.
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    #25 5 years ago

    Pin*Bot: E. Thomas
    STTNG: B. Brown, M. Sonera
    BoP: A. Milton, W. Feliciano
    Baywatch: ???

    My personal favorite that I have seen is L Christmas.

    #26 5 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I only collect games inspected by S. Castillo. He is the man!

    Ok, thats one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Bravo!!!!

    #27 5 years ago

    Maybe one of these inspectors will read this thread and see that they have become celebrities. Add a poll: your favourite inspector?

    #28 5 years ago

    "I was one of the top Inspectors back in the 90's"
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    #29 5 years ago

    my favorite inspector,,,has to be inspector gadget!! Dam beat me to it

    #30 5 years ago

    You guys do know that these are the people that only inspected the lockdown bar latch, don't you?

    So this is what happens when some aren't overly enthused about the latest NIB offerings. We are now left to try to track down those that inspected our 20 year old machines.

    #31 5 years ago

    J. Saintago did t2 for my inlaws

    #32 5 years ago
    Quoted from bintzknocker:

    Ok, thats one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Bravo!!

    Thanks! I must credit tamoore for the inspiration.

    #33 5 years ago

    I had a T2 that was inspected by (can't remember the first initial) inspector Christmas. I thought that was cool, will see if I can find a pic.

    #34 5 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    Pin*Bot: E. ThomasSTTNG: B. Brown, M. SoneraBoP: A. Milton, W. FelicianoBaywatch: ???My personal favorite that I have seen is L Christmas.

    That's who inspected my T2. I thought it was cool.

    #35 5 years ago

    I have " W Labon " and " M Mercado" under the lockdown bar on my TAFG

    #36 5 years ago

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    #37 5 years ago

    Now I know what I am doing tomorrow. I will put all my Santiagos in a row, my Balcazak by the back door, and go out and try to find me some Feliciano.

    #38 5 years ago

    Here's a rare one:

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    #39 5 years ago
    Quoted from BadBrad97:

    It might be cool if there was a thread or a database we could reference.

    Just let's not stalk these people.
    "My Big Guns had a clear fault, and YOU inspected it!"
    "That was over 20 years ago."
    "I don't care! fix it!"
    "I'm having my son's birthday party, leave us alone!"

    #40 5 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    My personal favorite that I have seen is L Christmas.

    I came here to post this! Every time I opened up my Cyclone to fix something I thought of this guy on the quality control.

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    #41 5 years ago

    L. Christmas is my favorite. I laughed so hard when i saw that name.

    #42 5 years ago
    Quoted from boostedskex:

    L. Christmas is my favorite. I laughed so hard when i saw that name.

    Yeah that name is my favorite also - found him (or her) in a couple games

    #43 5 years ago

    A couple years ago I bought NGG from a local operator. The inspection tag read STEVE L. Funny thing, that's the name of a long time friend of mine. No coincidence, he verified it was him who inspected the machine. He worked for WMS for a few years after high school.

    In addition, I finally understood why he told me to pound sand when we played golf..........

    #44 5 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    A few years ago on rgp there was a discussion/thread where a claim was made that games inspected by a certain person (who I cannot remember) where better quality (higher price) because he was more thorough......

    lol, thats awesome! I'd imagine that is extremely useless at this point with all their wear and tear, rebuilt stuff by OPs etc

    #45 5 years ago

    I have been toying with the idea of making my own inspected by stickers with my first initial and last name to put in games that come into my house and get worked on by me, kind of a way of tagging a game before it goes back out into the world.

    #46 5 years ago

    Would be great if your insp sticker said:
    Inspected by PracticalSteve

    #47 5 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Would be great if your insp sticker said:
    Inspected by PracticalSteve

    I work at a print shop, so only a matter of time before I get to doing this.

    #48 5 years ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    I have been toying with the idea of making my own inspected by stickers with my first initial and last name to put in games that come into my house and get worked on by me, kind of a way of tagging a game before it goes back out into the world.

    Great idea!!

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    #49 4 years ago

    Don't know where to draw the line between making a new topic or resurrect an old... Anyway, I was looking for the same info here to make a replica to add to my bop restoration. It seems some names inspected the lockdown bar receiver mech and some other the PF and so on. On my bop pf (under side and bottom) there is a name that is "W SEGARRA". On the lock mech it's so faded I can't really make out the name (that's why I searched for the topic here) but it looks to be M HANDCOX or similar + another name I can't read. Would be nice to fill the list even more if someone else is as anal as me and the OP. =)

    #50 4 years ago

    Here's my partial from an RS. I think the last name is Castro.....

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